Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pre-kallikrein associated with the vascular complications in type 1 diabetes

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the American University of Beirut (AUB), and Case Western Reserve University report that a molecule called pre-kallikrein (PK) could be a target for the vascular complications associated with type 1 diabetes.

The study focused on levels of PK in blood samples paired with ultrasounds taken to measure the thickness of the intima-media of their carotid arteries. Relevance was found: patients with higher levels of PK in their blood do have thicker layers of intima-media in the vasculature of their carotids.

Read more:
Plasma marker of vascular disease confirmed in type 1 diabetes patients 

Source: Eurek Alert

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